Namba Yasaka Shrine
Namba Yasaka Shrine
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Nannba • 7 min walk
  • Daikokuchō • 7 min walk
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  • John and Deb K
    Karratha, Australia777 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    stunning Shrine
    This Shrine was a short walk from our Hotel at the Frasier residence. It was early so there were only a few people there. What a delightful small Shrine tucked away Namba, with a few Cherry Blossoms in flower it was a beautiful, and well worth the short stroll.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 April 2024
  • ReggieLombard
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates541 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Make a little extra time to visit this different looking temple
    Well worth the little walk (about 10 Mins ) from namba station as a very different looking temple. It's neatly hidden in one of the backstreets but easy to find . Went early in the morning as not that crowded then . Think it closes around 5pm
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 April 2024
  • annette m
    Newcastle, Australia186 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Serene and unique shrine best seen early in the morning
    I had seen pictures of this shrine and wanted to see it. We stayed about 20 mins walk away in Nanba. I got there around 7am in the morning before a big day of seeing Osaka. It is in the back streets, so best to get a map to find it. It was quiet and serene with only the locals there and a lady feeding a cat. I liked the quirkiness of it as well as being able to wander around the area. It is only very small, so would hate to see it if it was any busier. I felt seeing it quiet made it respectful.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 6 May 2024
  • mamabelz
    Los Banos, Philippines3,124 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting
    It was a short walk from our hotel. I noticed a line forming in the back and Google translated the sign as fortune telling- but I didn’t know how it worked or if I’d be able to understand if my fortune was told in Japanese. I thought it was interesting. Also there was a memorial for a sunken ship during WWII.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 June 2024
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annette m
Newcastle, Australia186 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
I had seen pictures of this shrine and wanted to see it. We stayed about 20 mins walk away in Nanba. I got there around 7am in the morning before a big day of seeing Osaka. It is in the back streets, so best to get a map to find it. It was quiet and serene with only the locals there and a lady feeding a cat. I liked the quirkiness of it as well as being able to wander around the area. It is only very small, so would hate to see it if it was any busier. I felt seeing it quiet made it respectful.
Written 6 May 2024
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mamabelz
Los Banos, Philippines3,124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Family
It was a short walk from our hotel. I noticed a line forming in the back and Google translated the sign as fortune telling- but I didn’t know how it worked or if I’d be able to understand if my fortune was told in Japanese. I thought it was interesting.

Also there was a memorial for a sunken ship during WWII.
Written 23 June 2024
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John and Deb K
Karratha, Australia777 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This Shrine was a short walk from our Hotel at the Frasier residence. It was early so there were only a few people there. What a delightful small Shrine tucked away Namba, with a few Cherry Blossoms in flower it was a beautiful, and well worth the short stroll.
Written 8 April 2024
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ReggieLombard
Dubai, United Arab Emirates541 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Well worth the little walk (about 10
Mins ) from namba station as a very different looking temple. It's neatly hidden in one of the backstreets but easy to find . Went early in the morning as not that crowded then .

Think it closes around 5pm
Written 11 April 2024
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Nicholas428
Osaka7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I'll admit I went to look at it for one minute but for that one minute I was definitely impressed to see it. Snap some photos and say been there done that, it'll definitely impress your friends. They were selling some good luck charms but the man that was selling them was asleep. It was only about 7 minutes from the station so you should go!
Written 23 August 2014
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Lynda_Ru
Glasgow, UK56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
I visited many shrines while I was in Japan and this was the best and my favourite. A short walk from Namba Station and the shopping malls in a residential area - which makes it a quiet and serene shrine. It looks amazing! Well worth a quick visit for the photo opportunity alone!
Written 9 November 2017
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Kallsy & Logan
Sarasota, FL506 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2015 • Couples
This shrine is memorable due to it's appearance which makes it worth a visit, however it is a little out of the way from other main attractions in Osaka which is the only downfall. But if you have the time, it's worth traveling to because of how remarkable it is in person!
Written 17 June 2015
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J&S_Singapore
Singapore, Singapore5,282 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
We read about this interesting shrine and thought a visit will justify our trip to Namba.!
2 trips in fact, we reached first evening at 5.30pm and joined a few disappointed visitors outside the closed shrine. The next morning we squeezed out some time to make an earlier trip.
Namba Yasaka Shrine has long been worshipped as the tutelary deity of the Namba district. It is not along the main street and can be a little difficult to locate (we always bring along a small compass with map). There are no obvious landmark nearby, just about a 10 minute walk from the station in the south direction. We reached about 9:30am there were no visitors and the compound is one of serene & tranquility, only the keepers sweeping the premise.
Its distinctive feature is the face of a lion that seems to hold the shrine between its jaws. The structure of a lion’s head is called the Ojishi den or the Hall of the Great Lion. It is definitely more than 10 meters high and the face of the lion was meant to drive away demons. The Lion stage (獅子舞台 Shishibutai) is actually the stage platform where rituals are conducted. There are also some smaller shrines around (one of which worship fox divine while another for kami Sanbō-Kōjin (三宝荒神.).
Otherwise it is relatively similar to other shrines we have visited. It definitely differs from the Kokura Yaska 八阪神社 Shrine in Fukuoka.
Overall we find it quite an interesting visit, should drop by if you are nearby (eg Namba Park). At least we find it a fulfilling one.
Written 5 April 2015
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aska215
Malaysia195 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
15 mins walk from Namba station to go to this shrine which is located in the residential area. I would say that its nothing much, just a special huge dragon head for you to take picture with. Its quite a quiet area so I guess its better to give this a miss & go for other sightseeing in Osaka.
Written 31 May 2017
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mauiguy808
Pukalani, Maui477 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Solo
I came to view the lion head stage. It was pretty neat and the grounds of the shrine are small. It is located in the middle of a neighborhood and hard to find. I went on a wild goose chase looking for this place thanks to Google Maps that listed it in tbe wrong area. I was able to find it with the Tripadvisor map. I think we spending 15 minutes is generous enough for a quick look.
Written 2 December 2016
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